Build your capacity to be resilient in the face of challenges in school and in life. Discover how to use the power of positive actions to overcome difficulties, cultivate hope, and nurture empowerment for you and your students. The event will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Sessions include: Anatomy of Resiliency, Mindfulness for Educators, Self-Care for Educators, Laughter Yoga, and Tap Into Relaxation.
July 9–10, 2019
Join fellow educators at this Institute as we explore evidenced-based practices for creating effective learning environments for all learners. AGC Institute strands will include solutions for accessing academic content, navigating federal and state accountability systems, achieving rigorous state assessment standards, creating 21st century digital learning environments, increasing student engagement, supporting post-secondary transition, and implementing effective inclusive practices. View session line up here.
Attend the AGC Institute Post-Conference on July 11th with guest presenter, Dr. Alan Coulter. Dr. Coulter is director of Education Initiatives at LSU and Teams Intervening Early to Reach All Students (TIERS). He will present two sessions: Getting Better: Refining a Culture of Improvement in Your School and Just 4 Things: Adding to the School Leader’s ToolBox. Participants also will hear from David Hodgins, attorney at Thompson & Horton LLP. He will provide the latest legislative updates and recent case law rulings in education. Register for the post-conference here.
This conference is about designing responsive classrooms and delivering curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of any kindergarten student, including those with disabilities. Kindergarten educators will gain information, strategies and materials that will help them create a classroom where students with disabilities can receive specially designed instruction that supports their learning in the least restrictive environment. Presenters include: Maria Walther, DeeDee Wills, and Marsha McGuire.
July 17-18, 2019
This multi-day conference is designed to support teachers of preschoolers with disabilities in all settings. The sessions provide opportunities for teachers to delve in depth on topics that include creating a high quality early childhood program, specialized designed instructional strategies for differentiation and providing supports in the least restrictive environment. Participants will gain information, strategies, and materials that will support service delivery to preschoolers with disabilities in various classroom settings. This year's presenters include: The Learning Station's Don Monopoli, Jeanine Fitzgerald, Bucket Fillers, Inc., and more!
Join this 3-day symposium to hear from leaders in the field of autism research and practice. Participants will gain information on critical issues related to autism and best practices to support students with autism. This year's keynote speaker, Ron Suskind, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, and the force behind the Sidekicks mobile app. Suskind's bestseller, "Life, Animated," chronicles his family's 20-year journey raising and connecting to their son, who is autistic. The Suskinds are also the subject of an award-winning documentary of the same name.
July 29. 2019 or August 2, 2019
SHIFT: Beyond Traditional Instruction Mini-Conference
Make a choice to make the shift! Experience hands-on sessions that provide just-in-time training to better meet the learning needs of all students. This one-day mini-conference for educators offers a menu of three sessions that provide pedagogically-sound approaches to designing student-centered instruction. All session choices are designed using the Four C's as a lens; Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical-thinking skills. Participants pre-select two 3-hour sessions to best meet their own personal learning needs. If you are ready to shift your mind, skill, and tool sets, this training is for you!
December 5, 2019
The 20th annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference features sessions with topics that include research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech–language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.
December 12, 2019
Region 4 Bilingual ESL Conference
Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of ELs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.